Pronunciation key

( ũrn )

erne or ern


[ME. ern, arn; AS. earn akin to MLG. arn (D. arend; IE. base *er-, *or-, great bird eagle, also seen in G. aar eagle & Gr. ornis bird].

A type of eagle that lives near the sea, Sea eagle. Primarily in reference to the White-tailed Eagle, any of the birds of prey in the genus Haliaeetus in the bird of prey family Accipitridae.

Taxonomic Hierarchy
Kingdom Animalia – Animal, animals
Phylum Chordata – chordates
Subphylum Vertebrata – vertebrates
Class Aves – Birds
Order Accipitriformes – Hawks
Family Accipitridae Vigors, 1824 – Eagles, Hawks, Kites
Accipitridae, Vigors, 1824, Taxonomic Serial No.: 175280


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